Arsenal undone by old boy RVP and tormentor-in-chief Evra as United make hard work of 2-1 win

Manchester United 2 – Arsenal 1 (Premier League, November 3, 2012) (MOTD highlights.) It took just 3 minutes for Robin Van Persie to strike against his old team. RVP nearly made it 2 when fed through by Rooney, but his shot was saved by Mannone (a bit spectacularly). Mannone was called into action again, this time by Rooney, and he got a strong hand to it to palm a strong shot away. United were awarded a penlty for hand ball, which Wayne Rooney dragged wide of the post. On the way to the tunnel at half-time, Robin Van Persie consoled Andre Santos by gifting him his jersey. Antonio Valencia got his feet tied up and somehow missed with the goal at his mercy. Robin Van Persie was booked for upending Bacary Sagna with a striker’s tackle. Olivier Giroud rattled the post from a tight angle with the game still at 1-0. Patrice Evra forced the ball over the line to make it 2-0 United. Jack Wilshere was sent off for a second booking, coming in late on Patrice Evra. Santi Cazorla curled in a peach of a strike deep into injury time, but it was to prove mere consolation.

RVP & Wayne Rooney post-match interview : ”We are both ‘9 and a half’ ”

Sir Alex Ferguson post-match interview : ‘It was a strange game, it never got near level of United-Arsenal games of the past.’

Angry Arsene Wenger bemoans loss.

Gif : RVP scores inside 3 minutes.

Video: RVP greets ex-Arsenal team mates in the tunnel.

Gif : Ashley Young nasty late tackle on Bacary Sagna

Gif : Michael Carrick late challenge on Wilshere’s heel

Gif : Antonio Valencia gets his feet tied up and misses easy chance

Video: Arsene Wenger & Robin van Persie share warm handshake at half-time of Man United 2 – Arsenal 1.

GIF: Santi Cazorla’s golazo (Arsenal) v Manchester United

Fan Footage: Patrice Evra goal v Arsenal.

Alan Shearer Analysis on Van Persie Handing Andre Santos His Shirt (MOTD).

The Angry Tweets: Arsenal’s Andre Santos gets pillared after swapping shirts with Robin van Persie (Manchester United) at halftime.